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Flashing exclamation mark

The exclamation mark on my HP PSC 1610 printer keeps flashing and the screen says "remove and check cartridge", both cartridge's are new and the printer worked fine just 2 days ago.

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    even after cleaning the color cartridge, the explanation mark keeps on flashing, and continues to say clean the cartridge

  • Mr_Chris Dec 10, 2007

    flashing exclamation mark keeps flashing and says remove and check right cartridge. It's a newer cartridge and is still full of ink

  • Mr_Chris Dec 10, 2007

    it is clean as a whistle and still keeps flashing?!?!

  • alexgi Jan 22, 2008

    Same for me



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Make sure you clean the black one too!

Posted on Jan 22, 2008


Yea this just happened to me today. Fortunately, all I needed is to clean the color cartridge. Grab a towel and wipe the bottom of the color cartridge throughly. After, put it back in and it should work.

Clean it good, make sure it's definitely cleaned. I had black smudges on mine and had to take it all off b4 it worked again.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Hi, I had the same problem. I extracted both cartridges (colour and black), I cleaned both with alcohol and q-tips, I also cleaned in the same way the golden conections of the machine. Reinstalled and works (solved in only 5 minutes).

Important: This problem appeared when I was using the copy function in black and white, not in colour. Thats why I decided to clean BOTH cartridges (the colour one was very clean and black cartridge was the really dirty one).

Don´t ask me why, but it worked. Try cleaning both cartridges.

Hope it would be useful and I appologyze for my english (is not as good as I would like)


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I have a HP PSC 1610 all-in-one printer. Can the colour cartridge be bypassed when it asks for replacement cartridge? I only print in black and white now 99% of the time.

No , we all only wish, this is the bane or all printer users. You cannot print without all in full & being OK. Also must use color sometimes else nozzles can clog up. Must clean, too.

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My HP PSC 1610v keeps saying 'remove and realign color cartridge' even tho I've put in a new cartridge.

Is it a genuine HP?

If yes then there is a fault with the actual cartridge. Check you have removed the tape from the ink outlet if its still on it will cause theis error. If all appears right, try another GENUINE cartridge and claim the faulty one
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Mar 24, 2010 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Can u use the scanner on a hp pcs 1610 all in one inkjet printer without the color ink cartridge?

Hi, the answer is no you cannot, the printer will only work if both cartridges (black and color) are installed, if you install just one the check print cartridge light will flash.

Hope this helps


Nov 14, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Display says "Remove and check right cartridge", but even replacing the right cartridge with a new one does not fix the problem, and the printer will not function.

This HP PSC 1610 all in one - scan / fax / copier *** printer, normally the cartridges inserting
locations might have caused some issue. When you install the genuine catridge and getting the
error. Might be the catridge inserter might be replaced with local hardware engineer is the best solution. Moreover this type of printers are HP itlsef is giving the maximum life of 3 years only as printer life time.

In our office we are using HP PSC 1110 - 4-in-1 printer and it is having the same problem, but when the message displayed, we will just say OK and it will automatically print the necessary pages.

Best of Luck always.

Jul 16, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Remove and check right cartridge (black ink)

I have discovered how to perform a full reset of the HP PSC 1610, which clears all the internal memory, thereby fixing the "remove and check right cartridge" problem.
To perform a full reset of the HP PSC 1610:
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Press and hold the OK and CANCEL buttons on the front panel keypad.
3. While still holding the buttons, plug the power cord back in. Continue to hold the buttons for two seconds, and then release them.
4. After a few seconds, the screen will display the message “Deriv Clear” confirming that the reset is done.

I have discovered that the HP PSC 1610 all-in-one printer has a hidden diagnostic mode, which lets you do several interesting things.

To enter the hidden diagnostic mode of the HP PSC 1610: 
1. tap both arrow keys simultaneously.
2. tap the left arrow key.
3. tap the OK key.
4. At this point, you have a choice to make. If you want to enter the "Service" menu, tap the left arrow key. If, on the other hand, you want to get into the "Underware" menu, tap the right arrow key.

There is a menu option in the "Underware" menu called "printer-mech button tap", from which you can initiate any of HP's "tap tests," so called because, on the early HP printers whose onboard user interface was limited to two physical buttons, you would tell the printer which diagnostic test you wanted it to perform by holding down one of the buttons while tapping the other button a certain number of times. In the HP literature, the various diagnostic tests that the printer can do are named according to the number of button taps required to initiate the test. Hence, HP might refer to "tap test #6", "tap test #9", and so forth.
I am not sure what all of the various tap tests do, but I would imagine there is probably a tap test that resets the internal counter responsible for making the printer reject the cartridges.

Dec 25, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Can't clear ''remove and check color cartridge''

if you go on the hp website and click on live chat they will help you tho it

Nov 19, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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any of the cartridge is faulty.or the cable is cut some where which moves the carriage of the cartridges.
or the main board is faulty.get it checked 1 by 1.

Oct 17, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Right Cartridge

Generally this means the cartridge is defective.


Sep 02, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My HP PSC 1610V All-in-One


it is not possible to print without a color cartridge even if you are trying to print in black and white.

so i suggest u to replace the color cartridge with a new one and check

thanks and regards

Mar 12, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Remove and check color cartridges

Checking the print cartridges and cleaning the cartridge contacts. Go to this link from HP and do everything for your 1610 till you get to the bottom of the page:

Dec 16, 2007 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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